Indie Events Roundup February 16-22



Discussing art and existential anxiety at Theory and Beer in Winnipeg this Thursday!

Tuesday, February 17


Art Bar Poetry Series, 8pm, The Black Swan, 154 Danforth Ave, PWYC

It’s Black Excellence Night! Hosted by Josh Smith with readings by dub poet Clifton Joseph, Buffalo wrier Brandon Williamson, and British-Canadian poet Robert Lyn.

Wednesday, February 18


Ocean Carving: A Performance in Water, 7pm, Oasis Aqualounge, 7pm, PWYC

Gein Wong directs this work-in-progress in one of Toronto’s only mixed bathhouses, telling the story of a woman who jumps into the ocean. Runs through Friday, February 20. A part of the Rhubarb festival, the show will be following Oasis’ house policies, meaning that unaccompanied men can attend on Wednesday, but must come with a woman on Thursday or Friday.

Vector Game Art & New Media Festival, multiple venues February 18-22

Don’t miss the third edition of this multi-venue festival for geeks, gamers, circuit benders and new media folks. There’s really nothing else like it! Workshops, parties, shows, and more!


R. Kolewe, Andrew McEwan and Kevin Spenst Reading, 7pm, The Paper Hound, 344 West Pender St, free

R. Kolewe, author of Afterletters, reads accompanied by special guests Andrew McEwan and BP pal Kevin Spenst.

Thursday, February 19


Reverb: Regent Park, 6pm, CSI Regent Park, 585 Dundas St E

A spoken word poetry event featuring emerging artists from Regent Park, Jane-Finch and Malvern.


Theory and Beer – Let’s Go Crazy… and Make Art, 6pm, The Royal Canadian Legion, 227 McDermott Ave, free

Liz Garlicki leads this evening reading group put on by Mentoring Astists for Women’s Art. Readings and discussions centre around artists and existential anxiety.

Friday, February 20


Killer Interfaces! Party + Fundraiser, 9pm-2am, Bento Miso Collaborative Workspace, 862 Richmond St W, PWYC

Be the first to play the games made during Dames Making Games’ February game jam, Feb Fatale: KILLER INTERFACES — and support Dames traveling to the Game Developers Conference.

Saturday, February 21


Smashmouth! Spoken Word Open Mic, 7:30pm, Lazy Daisy’s Café, 1515 Gerrard St E

Patrick de Belen is the guest at this month’s edition of this east end open mic.


Print Ready 3, 7pm, Dynamo Arts Association, Suite 103 – 30 East 6th Ave, PWYC

An exhibition and launch of recent publishing projects of over 20 artists! Print Ready is a show meant to promote the work of artists experimenting with self-publishing books and zines. Curated by Michael Lachman and Nathan Jones.

Sunday, February 22

HIJ House Reading Series #11, 2pm, 260 Ryding Avenue, free

Readings from Kate Cayley and Helen Guri, with the joyous accompaniment of pie!

Black Future Month 3015 – Opening Reception, 6pm OCADU, 100 McCaul St, free

An exhibition and platform for artists, designers and other Black creatives to explore Afrofuturusm.